LASER HAIR REMOVAL
About LASER Hair Removal
Unwanted hair is a common problem for both men and women. Frequent hair removal tasks including shaving, depilatories, plucking, and waxing can be time-consuming, inconvenient and often painful. At best, these methods offer only temporary results – for some only a few hours.
Laser hair removal is rapidly becoming one of the most popular methods because it permanent and easy! We can help you get to the root of the problem with our state-of-the-art Icon™ system. The ICON Max R hair removal gives you effective, permanent hair reduction anywhere on your body including the face, legs, back, underarms or bikini line. Treatments are quick and easy letting you get back to your everyday activities.
How ICON Max R LASER Hair Removal Work
During light based hair removal, the device emits light energy that travels through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and hair shaft. Pigments are the substances that give skin and hair its color. This energy damages the hair follicle, which impairs its ability to grow. The intense light injures the follicle without injuring the surrounding tissue resulting in the permanent loss of hair.
Hair has 3 stages of growth, and not all hair is in the same stage at the same time. Treatments are typically scheduled at 4-6 week intervals for about 6 treatments. This is because only when the hair is in its first stage called the anagen phase, is the hair affected by light energy. Your laser technician will establish the schedule for treatment based on the area of the body being treated and density of hair. You can expect that between 6-8 treatments will be needed. Treatment times will vary, from 5 minutes for small areas like chin and lip to 45 minutes for large areas like back or full legs are needed.
What To Expect On The Day Of Treatment
We suggest shaving prior to your consultation and minimizing sun exposure if you would like to get started the same day as your consultation. Typically, there is little to no down time after treatments, and the treatment is so quick and easy, patients can come on their lunch breaks.
Before the device is used, a gel is applied to your skin in the treatment area. You will also be provided eye shields to protect yourself from the light during treatment. The treatment will begin
with the provider guiding the Icon™ handpiece over the treatment area. You will feel cooling while the handpiece is gliding over the treatment area to provide a comfortable session. You may also feel a slight rubber-band like snapping when the energy is being delivered into your skin and hair follicles. This sensation disappears almost immediately, and treatments take just minutes depending on the size of the area.
What To Expect After The Treatment
A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and redness may accompany this, but it usually resolves in 2-3
days. You may return to normal activity immediately following the treatment. to keep the area treated protected from direct sun light until 6 weeks after your last treatment.
Frequently asked questions
What areas can ICON Max-R hair removal treat?
Our Icon™ technology can remove hair from almost anywhere on the body including faces, backs, chests, arms, underarms, bikini, and legs.
Am I a good candidate for this hair removal?
Icon™ can be safely used on all skin types from very light skin to very dark skin. It is most effective on individuals with dark hair. Candidates with very light or gray hair are not ideal. However, we will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors during your consultation.
Can this technology get rid of all of my unwanted hair?
Hair follicles are continually cycling through three phases: anagen or growth phase, catagen or transitional phase, and telogen or resting phase. Hair is most susceptible to this treatment while in the anagen phase. Because of this timing, it’s not possible for any laser treatment to achieve 100% hair removal, but it is possible to significantly reduce the number of growing hairs by as much as 85%. Multiple treatments can be administered for maximum results.
Is hair removal permanent?
Laser/Light-Based hair removal is permanent. After treatment, the hair follicles within the anagen phase that were damaged are permanently unable to produce new hairs, or can produce only very thin, tiny hairs that are virtually invisible.
What will the treatment feel like?
Most people feel only a slight momentary “snap” like a rubber band at the treatment site during the procedure.